Sunday, May 22, 2011

United States Ambassador Trapped Inside Mission By Loyalists

Witnesses say helicopters in Yemen have airlifted the ambassadors of the U.S., Britain and Gulf Arab nations who were trapped inside a diplomatic mission surrounded by armed loyalists to Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh.

The loyalists surrounded the United Arab Emirates Embassy in the Yemeni capital, Sana'a, on Sunday. They blocked roads and roamed the streets near the mission, where the ambassadors were discussing a Gulf region-brokered deal that would have Mr. Saleh transfer power within a month.
Yemen's president appears to be backing out again from signing the deal.

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